McCullough for school board | Letter

I am happy to endorse Teddy McCullough as a candidate for the Lopez School Board. I have known Teddy for over six years, first as a student and later as a young adult currently working in the field of drug and alcohol prevention at a national level.  I have worked side by side with Teddy on issues facing youth in our community. Teddy is a fearless and committed young man, who in the face of opposition is not afraid to stand for what he believes.

As a young adult and former student of Lopez, Teddy has current experience of the challenges facing the school. Teddy served as the Treasurer for the Associated Study Body overseeing their budget for four years. While attending high school, Teddy co-organized a prevention club within the school, known as The D.R.E.A.M. Team (Drug Related Education and Awareness Mentors), and later the San Juan County Youth Council, both organizations address issues facing youth in our school, community and county. When hearing of an antiquated law that allowed alcohol to be sold within feet of a school, Teddy did what Teddy does and went to work resolving the problem.  Teddy wrote a bill, sponsored by State Senator Kevin Ranker asking for the law to be changed. Teddy has spoken at state and national conferences encouraging youth to believe in the ability to shape their own lives. He is an example, an advocate and will do an excellent as a member of the school board.

Teddy understands the work set out before the school board in collaborating and communicating with community members in relation to the upcoming levy and bond. He understands firsthand the problems of Lopez School District and his knowledge and perspectives makes him a unique candidate.

Teddy is committed and dedicated to serve all students so that they may be better prepared to participate fully in society. He will bring his passion and energy to this position and I would encourage members of our community to look towards a change in our school board and vote for Teddy McCullough.

Georgeana M. Cook

Lopez Island